Advanced Research Institute (ARI) in Aging and Mental Health

The Advanced Research Institute (ARI) is a national program designed to help junior faculty and other early-stage investigators in aging and mental health transition into independent scientists (i.e., R01–level funding).

The two-year program matches participants with an external mentor, supports an annual retreat, and offers other career development resources. ARI is supported by an NIMH grant to Dartmouth (R25 MH119050; PI: M Bruce).

Research Career Institute in the Mental Health of Aging (CIMA)

CIMA is a year-long mentoring program in the field of geriatric psychiatry focused on preparing new investigators for a successful research career.

The program includes an intensive 3 day Research Institute and 12 months of mentoring by experienced researchers in the field of geriatric psychiatry. CIMA is supported by a grant from the NIMH to Weill Cornell Medical College (R25 MH112484; PI: F. Gunning).


The Mental Health and Aging Research Network resource centers provide mentoring and career development tools to guide investigators toward becoming independent scientists and leaders in the field of mental health and aging. Supported by an NIMH grant to Dartmouth (R25 MH119050; PI: M Bruce), the resource centers are tailored to both mentors and mentees.


Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center

Princeton, NJ | Date: April 17-20, 2024

Applications for ARI 2024 are due November 1, 2023.


CIMA Virtual Research Institute

Virtual | October 2-4, 2023

Applications for CIMA 2023 are due September 4, 2023.

Succeeding in Mental Health and Aging Research

Our longstanding monthly webinar series featuring members of the CIMA/ARI network who share expertise and insights on topics related to developing research careers in our field

Date: December 19, 2023

Time: 3:00 ET

Presenter: Amy Byers, Ph.D., MPH
Research Career Scientist
San Francisco VA Health Care System
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF
Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF

Topic: Secondary data work and pursuing funding opportunities

Meeting ID: 950 5640 3423
Passcode: 000

ARI Grand Rounds in Mental Health and
Aging Research

A monthly (virtual) lecture series featuring ARI Scholars who share their forward-thinking research with the whole ARI/CIMA/SRI community

Date: November 7, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Xiaoling Xiang, PhD, MSW, MPhil
Associate Professor
University of Michigan School of Social Work

Topic: Lay-person facilitated internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression among homebound older adults

Meeting ID: 919 8149 6906
Passcode: 0000

Check back for upcoming topics, and visit our library of Recorded Webinars to review past topics.